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Ultram Lawsuits

The Ultram lawsuit is a class action suit filed against Ortho-McNeil, the manufacturer of the pharmaceutical drug Ultram. Ortho-McNeil failed to include in the medical literature the adverse side effects of the drug and this conveys intent to mislead the public on the merits of the Ultram.

 

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The drug was marketed as a non-narcotic analgesic and is classified as an "over the counter" drug, so thousands had access because a prescription is not required for its sale.

When the side effects started to consistently appear, the thousands who took the drug and suffered, complained over the alleged failure of Ortho McNeil to provide sufficient information on the true qualities of the drug. Although the manufacturer issued several warnings, these only came following the surfacing of complaints and testimonials on the life-threatening effects of the drug. Thus to warn the public over the drug's deadly side effects and further stop its proliferation, the aggrieved patients had no other recourse but to file Ultram lawsuits.

Just what is the drug Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride)? The manufacturer Ortho-McNeil described it as a synthetic opiate that was marketed as a non-narcotic analgesic and an effective pain reliever. Medical practitioners also prescribed the drug for chronic pain management. Though many patients can attest to the reliability of the drug, a small number of patients suffered seizures, convulsions and anaphylactoid reactions.

What other adverse reaction does the drug Ultram have? It should not be prescribed for patients with history of drug and alcohol addiction. And, when prescribed by the doctor, the drug should be taken as per instruction, never increase or decrease the dosage and limit intake to 300 milligrams daily.

For those currently on Ultram and would wish to discontinue use of the drug, remember not to halt the intake abruptly. Consult your doctor first for it may be necessary to reduce the dose on a gradual basis. Sudden withdrawal from the drug may cause anxiety, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, chills, hallucinations, trouble with sleeping or breathing problems.

Contrary to perception, Ultram is a narcotic-like pain reliever and an extended-release drug. It is therefore used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain whenever treatment is needed around the clock. Ultram should not be taken in powder form, inhaled or diluted with liquid and injected into the body for that could cause life-threatening side effects, overdose or even death.

Your doctor should also be informed beforehand in case you have a kidney disease, liver disease, stomach disorder or perhaps a history of mental illness or suicide attempts before this drug should even be administered to you. Most of all, this drug is extremely habit-forming, so consult your doctor if there is a need to increase the dosage in the course of pain management.

Owing to Ortho-McNeil's failure to provide consumer-relevant information, the Ultram lawsuit became a necessary action in order to compensate the victims. For those who have suffered injury because of ingesting this drug, it may be necessary to seek legal action in order to received compensation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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